Corat pulls himself to his feet, briefly checking himself for injuries. Provided he finds none, he then checks his equipment to see what, if anything, is missing. If any is, he will search the immediate area to see if he can find it.
Once he's finished checking himself over, he examines the immediate surroundings, in particular making note of any places that could potentially contain an ambush, or areas that could be defensible should he be attacked. Provided nothing else catches his attention, he moves towards the stone plinth.
* Any applicable Spot or Listen checks. *- Use the rolls in order as needed, addind appropriate bonuses from character sheet.
Once at the plinth, Corat once again surveys his surroundings, making note of any roads, buildings, or towns visible, also making note of any other signs of civilization, such as plumes of smoke on the horizon.
If nearby features block the view, and the plinth seems climbable, he climbs it to get a better view.* Climb check. *
*EDIT* Apparently, I'm still mildly dazed... Those Spot/Listen rolls are abominable.